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    February 27, 2014
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>> we are hearing today from ukraine's former president, viktor yanukovych. russian sources says he still considers himself to be the leader. where the government is ensureig his safety, local government buildings in crimea. in kiev, the ukrainian parliament approved the interim government, nick shifrin, this is fascinating to me. we know the opposition there in independence square. taking over the government, formed the coalition government,
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then we have the opposition government forming in crimea. about. >> yes, the opposition to the opposition, so to speak, tony. as you said, there is a new government in parliament about a thousand feet behind me, independence square, about 6,000 miles from here a huge concern. crimea never wanted to be part of the independent ukraine, after it became independent after the soviet union separated, it is expected they will have a push back, everybody here looks to the west and europe. a huge concern here, from this government, that crimea threatens the new government, and a hues concern from the u.s. not to do any saber-rattling. right here from kiev, i want to show you the independence square, where the third resolution they call it has started. it is after midnight here but as
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you can see this guard tower is manned 24 hours a day. there's always security here. but there is a sense now this is a new stage for ukraine's future and there is a new sense that the focus son parliament, a sense that they can create a new focus ton ukraine and a new respect for the people who are still behind me and all who sacrificed tear lives to create this new -- their lives to create this new government. it honors people who fought the government. hundreds were killed in chashes with police. today the new government is trying to prove those sacrifices were not in vein -- not in vain. >> it will give legitimacy to the systems that are in the
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ukraine. >> arseniy yatsenyuk is the new. 47 million people but today the power isn't in this room, it's with a crowd. a few thousand feet outside. >> call this the kiev caucus. before the politicians were installed on thursday they were first paraded for the people the night before. for approval, or rejection. >> i think all of the people here in independence square should be choosing the politicians. >> translator: yes, we want the square to choose, she says. we want to see young politicians and new faces in the government. and if this was a nominating convention, only one man was working the rope line. just three months ago,
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26-year-old flaw26-year-old26-yg wedding photos. now he personally helped, i delivered an ultimate mat ultim. if yanukovych didn't step down, the square would convince him. >> do you agree? >> it wasn't my speech. it was the entire ukrainian people talking, he says. god just chose me as an instrument of fulfilling this plan. and parasuk delivers a new warning. if the new government acts like the old government they'll share the same fate. the square will be listening he says. we have peaceful means to replace them. already the square is choosing
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its own people. the mc who has controlled this stage for months is the new cultural minister. >> how do you make sure that everything you do here is accepted and respected by everyone in independence square? >> i ask the square for my priorities, he says, i ask them for my ideas. now the square is outside parliament watching them very closely. >> you know, parasuk does not look like a politician, but he certainly sounds like one, tony, i asked him if he would ever want to be a politician in the future, he said well, not right now, but if the people ask me, i'll be happy to run. >> nick shifrin, in kiev, secretary of state john kerry spoke with russia's foreign minister and asked for the ukraine to work with its allies.
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mike viqueria is following the developments. mike, what is the balance in attempting to trying with russia? >> tony, you can see a level of alarm, concern, rhetoric, picked up a level over the last 24 to 48 hours. for one, the situation you just described in the crimeaan peninsula and the russian military exercises outside the ukraine within russian territory. we heard talking about the territorial sovereignty of the ukraine, the accepting of those principles. meeting with the german foreign minister, and secretary kerry related part of his conversation with sergey lavrov.
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>> secretary of state laivesecrt the military exercise which has been conducted is not related to the ukraine and was previously scheduled but also important reaffirmed president putin's statement that russia will respect the territorial integrity of ukraine. good also a top priority among russia, the united states and the eu is economic stability within the ukraine. the u.s. said they would look to the imf to take the lead, but that has not been decided, that's being worked out as well, tony. >> white house correspondent mike viqueria, thank you. a day of action is underway around the world to draw
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attention to the plight of our al jazeera colleagues in egypt. three al jazeera english correspondents. mohamed fahmy, peter greste and baher mohamed. al jazeera rejects the charges against them. putting down their cameras in solidarity with our staff. our colleagues in berlin came out to demand the charges against our colleagues be dropped. abdalla al shami has been on a hunger strike for more than a month. journalists from around the world are asking the egyptian government to release all our staff. maria innes ferre is here. , maria, hello. >> this is a map of a hashtag
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that's been trending all over the world from asia, north america, south america, europe, and these are the images of hundreds and hundreds of journalists, activists, organizations, that have been send ugh out these posts, many of them with duct tape on their mouths. some of them our own nick shifrin in kiev, you also have soledad o'brien from "america tonight," and you also have other media such as huffington post media, they put this out on their web page, you had christianne amanpour. >> our former colleague. >> yes our former colleague. this is the kabul press corps that came out in solidarity. the doha newsroom, in solidarity
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as well and take a look at this also. >> how about this, this is our colleague and our friend, dina alshenawi, i have known dina for several years. there she is can you believe it, with the sign, with the hashtag, #freeaj staff. there she is in the most important city in the world, one of the iconic corners. in the world. times square, on one of those big jumbotron screens. free aj staff. it is the biggest international city on the planet and the word is spreading. maria, see you a little later in the newscast. thank you. white house press secretary jay carney was asked, is did white house still calling for our
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journalists release. >> we remain deeply concerned about the ongoing lack of freedom of expression and press freedoms in egypt. the government's targeting of journalists and others are wrong and demonstrates an egregious wrong. all journalists regardless of affiliation should not be targets or politicized legal action. they must be permitted to freely do their jobs in egypt. >> as the word marks this day of action, we want to take a moment here and take a look at the men whose release al jazeera is demanding. caged in a cairo court, these pictures are from the journalists first appearance in front of a judge after two months in captivity. the ruling military backed government accuses them of supporting a terrorist organization, after they interviewed members of the now outlawed muslim brotherhood.
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al jazeera maintains the journalists were simply -- maintains the journalists were simply doing their jobs. all major news organizations including cnn, reuters, and cnbc, before their captivity this video was linked, it shows the moment they were detained. al jazeera acting bureau chief mohamed fahmy. i asked them many times if our legal position is valid in jeebt. i was told the al jazeera english position is valid. otherwise, i would not have accepted the job. fahmy is questioned further, who the last person they interviewed, who owns the equipment in the room and he is asked how he gets paid. to which he answered: we don't interview people in this room.
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al jazeera owns the equipment. i get a monthly salary like everybody else. the committee to protect journalists rates egypt among the worst countries for imprisoning members of the press. it has never been more important that the calls for press freedom on this day of action are heard in a country that is so deeply divided. and we will have much more on our global day of action a little later, including a talk with a journalist who knows too well what it means to be held against one's will in a foreign country. but first: mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for hundreds of homes in two cities in the foothills of los angeles over concerns of landslides. now the orders come as the area braces for the second rainstorm this week. authorities say homes could be in danger by debris from mountain slopes, burned by wildfire last month. kevin corriveau has a look now with what southern california can expect. kevin. >> as you mentioned tony two
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storms. this is the one we saw came through yesterday. we got another one coming. this is the one we are really ce concerned about, in the pacific, making its way towards california. i want you to know what they're experiencing now, they are getting a break thursday from the rain. the old system has pushed up and dissipated. the other system is coming through. let me go a little further in, this is what we're expecting in terms of hazards. you can see riverside, we are hocking at flash flood warnings -- looking at flash flood warnings, glendora, one of the cities tony mentioned concerning the landslides and mudslides. a lot of the pre sipp that is going to hit, that's where we -- ir vieb ip, san diego, all the way up to santa barbara, this whole area. in terms of the amount of rain,
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where you see these little yellow dots, six to eight inches of rain. just to the north of los angeles down here just to the north of parts of san diego and then also in terms of snow we are looking believe it or not about 20 inches of snow in those mountains just to the north of los angeles. >> you're kidding me! >> yes, i know. >> when it rains, it pours, kevin, appreciate it. thank you. president obama revealed a new initiative to give young black men a start at their full potential. >> lags behind by almost every measure, and is worse for boys and young men. >> under the my brother's keeper initiative businesses foundations and community groups would come up with more support programs that keep kids in school and out of the criminal justice system. ash-har quraishi spend some time with an organization that already saw some success.
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>> for 19-year-old koran turner after school boxing has released tension and congregation. >> i got bad anger issues but i got rid of it. it seeps in sometimes. but when i put on the grofs, i punch -- gloves i punch at something and try to get it out. >> reporter: for the haas few years, the high school senior has taken part in after school activities. called bam. >> martial arts and sports in general is a great opportunity to teach people discipline, teamwork, commitment and even positive anger expressions. you can have time or you can make time. >> to accomplish that, counselors like marshaun help students with antisocial behavior and violence. a recent story by the university
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of chicago's crime lab revealed that a large portion of homicides were a rum result -- result of rash behavior. social disagreements and massive overreactions. >> it's why bam is using group exercises and role-playing. emotional self-regulation. >> and we see what violence is like all over the world and at the core of it, at the root, it's really about people making the decision that their personal problems, belief or situation, is more important than another person's right to breathe. >> and it appears to be working. according to a study by university of chicago's crime lab, bam reduced violent crime arrests by 44% compared to students who were not in the program. >> we followed up the following year and we found out they were less likely to end up in schools, in the juvenile
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universitjusticesystem. >> these are exceptional young men. i couldn't be prouder of them. >> last year, the group including koran sat in a group with president obama. >> it was historical, life-changing and made you want to do better. >> five, six. >> wanting to do better is what brought these boys to the program. teaching them how to cope could help them graduate into manhood. ash-har quraishi, al jazeera. >> tonight at 9:00 eastern time, right here on al jazeera america. coming up later, food labels, remake after two decades. bull will the focus on sugar redirect obesity rates?
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conversation to help our al jazeera colleagues. we're using the hashtag #freeajstaff.
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>> the well-known nutrition labels found on the food we all buy are about to get a bit of a makeover for the first time in 20 years, first lady michelle obama and the head of the fda had an update on calories and sugar. lisa stark joins us. what kind of an impact is the changing of a label going to have here? >> it's a good question, tony. the fda says these labels will give the consumers much better information when shopping for their families. it is not true how much a label can change behavior. more than half of adults say when they're shopping they do look at labels. according to the fd food and drg administration, the biggest proposed change deals with
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calorie counts. here's the current label where the calorie count is tough to read. but on the new one there's no missing how many calories you're eating. another big change, the label will include the amount of sugars added to the product. make up 16% of the calories we school and considered a big contribute to the obesity epidemic. the nutrition-minded first lady leading the charge. >> our guiding principle is simple. you the consumer, and a parent, should be able to go into a grocery or the, pick an item off the shelf and figure out whether it's good for your family. >> they welcome the change. >> any time we try to get people to know what they're eating and look at what they're eating it's a good thing. just does it work? not so sure. >> anything that's increasing transparency and food labeling is a good thing, something really lacking in the country.
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>> another big difference with the new proposed label is a change in serving size to reflect really how we eat these days. right now for example, this muffin under the label is considered two serving sizes. come on, you're really going to eat just half? under the new label this would be one serving size, meaning a serving size would be 400 calories, not 200. a food advocacy group also applauded the move. >> i think most of the changes are for the better. more accurate serving sizes, who can be against that? getting sugar on the label, added sugars are very important. but i don't think they went far enough in a couple of regards. >> michael jacobson says he would like to lower the added daily salt consumption. a lot of push back from the industry especially putting added sugars on the label. quote, it is critical that any
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changes are based on the most current and available science. equally important, to inform not confuse consumers. any new nutrition labels will not be showing up soon. the fda has a 90 day comment period, they need to finalize the rule then they will give food manufacturers two years before they have to update the labels. >> lisa, appreciate it, hungry for that muffin! america's battle over freedom and discrimination rages. big business played a big role in the final outcome in arizona. david shuster has more on "real money." set the stage here. which states are looking at similar legislation to the bill that was vetoed in arizona? >> just a half dozen that are considering similar to arizona.
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georgia, mississippi, missouri, idaho, in those particular states there are instances where a business owner has been sued by somebody who didn't get a particular service because this business owner didn't want to do it because of religious grounds. in georgia they are considering businesses to opt out, enabling them to say, okay, for a primary religious view that you don't believe a man and a man should be married or two women, whatever it is, you don't have to provide their service and georgia would protect that business from the kind of lawsuits that have been lamped in several taits launched in several states. tony it was big business in arizona to make the change. they were in danger of losing the super bowl. there is big business bringing a lot of pressure to bear in georgia, coe ca col coca-cola id
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there. when a state has bad public relations it can impact their ability to bring in high skilled workers who are very mobile in this day and age. >> david what else are you working on for the big show add 7 p? >> i know you like tennis clubs or golf clubs or racquet clubs. or in my case, the frier friars. what about close look for the clubs we feature on "real money." >> thank you david. a global call of action, calling for our al jazeera colleagues held in egypt. and coming up. how the first amendment is being challenged in the united states. a new report accuses the british
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government of spying on their citizens through their web cams.
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>> welcome back everyone to al jazeera america. here's a look at your top stories. ukraine's new government promises to keep the country from breaking up, but in crimea, over the parliament building there, nie flying the russian f. a russian news organization reports that viktor yanukovych still considers himself the president. the orders come as area prays for the second rainstorm of this week, in california, the homes could be in danger by debris from mountain storms burned by a
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wildfire late last month. al jazeera is holding a global day of action to support journalists being detained by the egyptian government. baher mohamed, mohamed fahmy and peter greste have been detained for nearly 60 days. al jazeera rejeghts th rejects . this is martyr square, in beirut, people holding posters saying, journalist is not a crime. landmark round about in silent protest, and a demonstration of support also in australia, we are expecting to see events in about thir countries in all. and joining me to discuss this is david rote, he is a columnist for reuters, once held in afghanistan after being
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kidnapped by members of the taliban. david that wasn't the only day you were kidnapped. >> i was te detained in bosnia r ten days. >> i'm curious as to your thoughts as you have watched this unfold for the last 61 days. what are you thinking? >> this is getting worse. there are 211 journalists jailed for their work, according to the committee to protect journalists. last year was even worse, 235. but that's a huge peak. the normal average is 150, 175. now our numbers are over 200. >> why? >> governments are scapegoating journalists. this is a foolish long term move, blaming these journalists aren't going to solve the economic problems in the middle east or deter people to want to
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go to egypt. it is foolhardy. >> i know there are a number of ways to look at this particular story but you know, essentially you are talking about egypt 1 and egypt 2. you're talking about mubarak being ousted and morsi being ousted and there were a lot of reporting around those two revolutions, quote unquote. why do you think egypt is doing this and clearly in your mind has the government there crossed the line? >> i think they have crossed the line. i think again this is a mistake. these al jazeera journalists are part of the same trial, accused essentially of being agents of the muslim brotherhood. there is no evidence of that. it's a ridiculous charge. so you know they are part of a broader propaganda campaign by the new military led government in egypt to blame the mubd for all the -- muslim brotherhood for all the country's problems. here were foreign journalists that were secretly working with
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the muslim brotherhood, that is false and ridiculous. that's what's on trial now. >> take a look at these pictures. we are expecting protests and demonstrations and shows of support in as many as 30 countries. are you surprised by the way this story of these journalists and the story they represent for so many others that are being held has gain traction? >> i'm not. there are bad journalists, there is yellow journalism and sensationalism, but we tend to be popular in governments. in the short term governments can vilify journalists but the public perception is we are trying to get the truth out, we are holding governments back, holding governments accountable, trying to get some reliable information. >> david i'm going to take a point of privilege and i'm going
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to ask you to reflect on your captivity. i know these men, these journalists. what was the most difficult part of transitioning to that state, of being held against your will? and transitioning back to your life, because i am, and i know everyone who knows these gentlemen, are concerned about them. their well-being. >> first they're probably getting very little information but the little bits and pieces they get helps them. this campaign helps them. they are going to hear about it eventually, if they don't know about it now. when they come out they will be thrilled. people asked about the transition, it was amazing to come home, to be with my wife again, to eat when i wanted, to walk. these efforts, this campaign today it makes a huge difference. it is pressuring the egyptian government, there were journalists jailed in iran, some friends of mine in the past,
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when it involves a government it really helps journalists. when it happens, it should continue. >> do you know, ultimately the egyptian government is going through a lot right now. i'm not sure what it's thinking about, but this global campaign with the respected journalists with yourself and others around the world could potentially lead to the egyptian government releasing? it's hard to know. releasing the al jazeera journalists? >> i hope so. i think it can. again, around the world, there's a problem for them. they need investment. they need tourists. they need to be a respectable government. holding these journalists is the opening of that. they're up there now with china and iran and turkey which are the top three countries worldwide in terms of jailing journalists. this makes no sense. the more voices to say that the better. >> thank you, david, pleasure
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having you here. >> thank you. >> the country still does not rank among the best in the world. randall pinkston joins us with that story. randall. >> the reporters without boarders gave the u.s. a low rating for press freedom, 14 points lower than last year. from the birth of the nation, american jowrnts have relied on the first amendment. and sometimes, sources willing to reveal state secrets. but an international watchdog group says america's journalists are sphaig facing new pressure from the federal government to reveal their sources. >> if you go after your sources you endanger gaif investigative journalism. lime edward snowden. or court martialed, army private
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bradley manning now known ad as chelsea. >> i can't think of any time in history where the justice department or the fbi in this case have maybe since the 1960s tracked the press. >> two pulitzer winning journalists discussed this issue, jim risen was jailed for refusing his source on government security. >> if we cannot provide confidentiality, and if that confidentiality can be threatened in court, then they will not be willing to go -- to reveal what's going wrong in the government. >> that issue between the press and the government yielded a surprising result in reporters without borders latest world press freedom index. for more than a decade, the
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organization has sent questionnaires to selected researchers and human rights activists in 100 countries. media independence, the environment in which reporters work and transparency, to affect news gathering. this year fin hand, the netherlands and norway lead the list. but the u.s., regarded by many as the world's leading democracy, ranked 46, one rung above haiti. sandy baron questions the low rating for the u.s. >> i think overall american journalists have very powerful protections, not the least of which is the general respect for rule of law in this country. the general respect for free press. >> a lot of people looks at the united states as a model. there need to be some improvements regarding the way the journalists and their
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associates are able to do their jobs. >> well, in fact some investigative journalists are saying that news gathering is becoming more difficult, especially when it comes to reporting national security issues. tony. >> randall pinkston, thank you. antigay policies in russia is one of the issues, rosalind jordan, before i hack up a lung here. >> people who were protesting against their government or cracking down on independent journalists. but it's also taking a look at some of the other issues that people in this country, in particular, take for granted. the ability to assemble with other people and to discuss whatever you want in a public place, to protest against what
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your government is doing and to do so without fear that you're going to be arrested. that is something that people in many countries, for example, can't take for granted. there's also an increasing body of protections for people regardless of their national origin, regardless of their religion or sexual orientation in the united states. that's not the case in so many other countries and so this year's human rights report catalogs those kinds of abuses if someone is part of what's considered a minority group for this country or that. it is a very comprehensive document, tony. >> and roz, according to the state department who are did worst offenders of violating human rights laws? >> they don't rank countries per se, but what they do instead is point out what they consider the more egregious violations of human rights. such was the case on thursday when the report was released, about the way people were
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treated inside syria. if they are supporting the political opposition that wants to replace bashar al-assad they are targeted. if they live in communities where people are opposed to be government where people also happen to live they are targeted as well. the report made a point of saying the u.s. was using both chemical weapons as well as traditional weapons into not opposing the government, they said this is just beyond the pale in terms of the way the government should treat its people. >> rosalyn jordan, from the state department, thank you roz. maria innes ferre is here. >> james holmes is accused of shooting people in a movie theater in aurora, colorado.
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holmes pled guilty by reason of insanity. the trial date has been postponed two times before so he could undergo mental examination. the woman who was accused of kidnapping her four day old nephew, pled guilty. found unharmed inside a crate in a gas station. he spent 24 hours in the bitter cold before he was found. the man convicted of trying to shood ronald reagan, john herchhenkley, a judge has now increased his visits to 17 days beginning next month. an in california, barbara boxer is asking the centers for
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disease control and prevention to investigate a polio like illness that is affecting young children in the state. paralyzed in one or more limb in the last 18 months. organization in charge of the 26-mile race in boston says runners will need to put clothing in clear plastic bags. police say spectators will still be able to carry back packs but they will be searched. tony. >> italy, the former captain of the costa concordia boarded the ship. 32 people were killed and the captain francesco skatino is charged with abandoning his
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passengers. hundreds of thousands of screen shots taken by yahoo users webcams. the report says intercepted images from video chats between 1 to 8 million yahoo users in 2008. the program code named optic nerve is reportedly still active. it has collected thousands of photos, many of them x-rated. yahoo says it was not aware of the spying and does not condone it. in south sudan, internal fighting has torn the country apart, anna cavell reports on the appalling abuses found there. >> just a week ago, this church was a place of san sanctuary. it is occupied by rebel fighters now and it was only safe to visit in the presence of u.n.
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peace keepers. these women are running away because they say the rebels broke into the church the previous night and raped and abducted young girls. >> they started abducting young girls, they were raping 81 children some as young as 10. the control of malacao has changed five times. with each assault there has been know more destruction. the violence brought against the population in this latest attack exceeds everything that came before it. according to aid agencies armed men swept through this hospital shooting patients in their beds. days later, the bodies are still here. decomposing as the hospital is looted around them. >> well, i'm very upset. is what i feel. i wonder where the people are? i'm quite shocked at what we've
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seen here today. it's a city deserted. >> it hasn't been possible to stop anywhere for five minutes and get out. there is no sense that any government forces a tool, only rebel organizations. either too weak or too old to leave. just two and a half months into this conflict more than 10,000 people are believed to have been killed and the violence is continuing. anna cavel, al jazeera, malakal, south e-south sudan. a general is going viral, he is armed, wear body armor and not going quietly. the standoff. also director spie spike les hearing huge response about gentrification. where locals are quickly being
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priced out.
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>> so a gun-toting retired general in venezuela gets into a bit of a standoff with -- well, maybe it's a major standoff with security forces and it is going viral. maria innes ferre is back. maria. >> a general recently encouraged people to put down wires, knock motor bikes down. they get caught on them. he has been a very vocal critic of the venezuelan government. when nicholas maduro ordered. much, he came out with his flak jacket and said he would have to go out in a body bag before he
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would go with police. he has been an icon for the antigovernment protesters. there are people that are protecting his home for future police that may go to it. here he is, he's talking on top of his balcony with a megaphone. he is saying that the cuban government has infiltrated into the venezuelan government. now his twitter account has exploded over the last two days, gotten over 239,000 followers. he says he will not heave. this is the picture of him outside his home with assault rifle. >> will you keep us posted? >> yes. >> thank you. mif, so new this week, director spike lee went on a rant about changes in new york city. in the process he set off a debate the benefits of gentrifying low-96
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neighborhoods. parts of lee's neighborhood has seen an influx of high income residents. he says the gentrification is changing, then comes the blank expletive, christopher columbus descroax. syndrome. you can't discover us, we've been here. take over things. i actually listened to it. it was about ten minutes long and he was in a debate with a guy asking him a question, values and black folks who have been in his neighborhoods and now they are getting some money out of these properties. this was heated. >> i sense that in an area .
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[ distorted audio ] >> for real estate agent to make big offers to buy their home. >> i heard people say you know, we will buy gentrification has set prices skyrocketing. one by one long time residents are cashing in and moving out. >> sold for $1,379. >> across the new york city neighborhood it's the same.
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near the homeless shelter, apartments are selling for over $2 million. realtors told us that apartments are selling for 700,000 to $1 million each, rent is rising, same apartment costs around $3,000 a month. >> the worse thing is the people that live in there aren't able to live there anymore. >> movie director spike lee says blacks and hispanics are forced out. >> people can't afford to live in new york city. >> restaurant owner fabrisio says he's getting priced out of the place he rented five years ago. >> new people are also bringing in new taste and new businesses that cater to him. >> they all seem to be doing well, they are being received well, so it's definitely
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positive. >> even as fort green gentrifies, laura says she won't be selling her home any time soon. >> i earned it, i worked for it. it is something i want my kids to have. >> wow. >> have you been to fort green lately? >> i've been very close -- yes, are my dentist is in fort green. yes yes yes. [ distorted audio ] >> we are seeing this in a number of communities, particularly out west where the tech boom has been so strong, right? san francisco. right? >> price has been shooting up really high. >> it is an active debate. good it is. >> all right, thank you. a new machine, stay here
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roxann, making it through space, launched the weather satellite, the solar powered satellite will send rain and snow observations back to earth, the spacecraft will let them create three models of storms as they develop. an update on the day's top stories and then "real money with ali velshi." >> coming up, the google glass backlash what not to do with wearable tech. all that and more in "real money."
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>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris, with a look at the nation's top stories. a confrontation in crimea.
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at the same time, ukraine's former president, vurk yanukovych ivurktyanukovych is y facility in russia. the california legislature has released a drought relief plan, headed to the governor's desk for his signature. mean while, a new front is poised to threaten landslides and flooding. near glendora, california. the food labels woe help identify our foods are being updated. the changes will mean more attention on calories, sugar and serving sizes. today is al jazeera's global day of action, mohamed fahmy, baher
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